Here are some details of a super-crime by a jew and his company that you may have never heard of--MAX SOBELMAN owner of MONTROSE CHEMICALS, a company that caused so much environmental damage that the EPA classifies it as one of the worst in history.
If you like this tip, I have more; on how a few jews used their waste disposal company to pollute like you've never heard of before. The kikes were shipping their toxic waste to Pittston, PA and dumping their poison into the old mines--eventually the toxins spread but it wasn't until all the fish started dying in the Susquehanna River did people find out and trace this bio-crime, and trace it back to the feet of some NY kikes!
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Investigation set for South Bay Superfund site
By Nick Green Staff Writer
Posted: 04/10/2010 08:54:36 PM PDT
An Environmental Protection Agency-mandated investigation begins next month at a four-acre site near Torrance laced with DDT and other chemicals.
The investigation at a Del Amo Boulevard plant owned and operated by JCI Jones Chemical Inc. is intended to discover the extent of the contamination on the site, said Project Manager Michael Work of the EPA in San Francisco.
"We're going to find out what contaminants are where," Work said.
JCI Jones, which employs about 30 people at the Harbor Gateway plant, said Vice President Tim Ross, is not responsible for the contamination at the plant it has operated for about 50 years.
The site was previously owned by Montrose Chemical Corp., which occupied an adjacent 13-acre site from 1947 to 1982.
Montrose (Max Sobelman) is responsible for what is considered one of the nation's worst environmental disasters.
The company manufactured the now-banned pesticide and pumped DDT through the sewer system into the Pacific Ocean off the Palos Verdes Peninsula for more than three decades.
Chlorinated solvents, lead and other potentially dangerous chemicals are known to exist on the site in elevated concentrations that can harm human health. Concentrations exist in groundwater that "far exceed" drinking water standards, EPA officials said.
The work is one of several separate cleanups or investigations going on related to the industrial pollution. The area was declared a federal Superfund site in 1989.
Earlier this year the EPA unveiled a plan to clean up contaminated groundwater associated with the industrial contamination.
The environmental investigation will sample soil, air and groundwater on the JCI site, which is capped with concrete and asphalt to prevent the chemicals from spreading any further.
"We're ordering JCI Jones Chemicals to take the steps needed to prevent hazardous chemicals from spreading into drinking water wells or entering into the air and nearby buildings," said Mike Montgomery, regional assistant EPA director for Superfund, in September 2008 when the agency told the company to draw up a plan to perform the work.
The company has spent more than a year since then preparing the plan. Montrose itself is on the hook to pay for the cleanup, Work said.
No large-scale removal of potentially dangerous chemicals on the site has occurred over the years.
Residents in the area will receive a flier in the mail in mid-April explaining what activity associated with the investigation will occur.
"They might see more vehicles," Work said. "They might see some small earth-moving equipment. They might see some drilling rigs when it comes time to install wells to monitor groundwater. And they'll probably see contractors taking earth samples and setting up the drilling rigs and directing the work."
The soil sampling will take about five months.
Other investigative measures will take far longer, such as groundwater monitoring wells that will be installed along Del Amo Boulevard and Denker Avenue as part of the investigation.
The investigative work will continue until at least April 2011.
An actual cleanup of the site will occur sometime after that once a plan is in place.
A public meeting will be held before that occurs so residents understand what will happen, Work said.
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Montrose Chemical Corp, Torrance (Max Sobelman, proprietor)
Montrose Chemical Corporation of California manufactured the technical grade of the pesticide DDT from 1947 until 1982 at a plant located at 20201 Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, near the City of Torrance. The 13-acre former plant property is located in the Harbor Gateway, a narrow half-mile-wide strip of land extending southward from Los Angeles proper to the Los Angeles Harbor. In 1982, after Montrose ceased operations, the plant was disassembled and removed from the property. In 1985, Montrose regraded and paved the majority of the former plant property with asphalt. This temporary measure has prevented DDT in surface soils from being dispersed by the wind while EPA completes the selection of permanent cleanup remedies for the site. Approximately 3,000 people live or work within 1/4 mile of the former plant property. The Del Amo Superfund site is located immediately adjacent to the Montrose Chemical site and groundwater contamination from the two sites has commingled.
From 1947 to 1983, Montrose Chemical Corporation manufactured DDT at its plant near Torrance, California. The plant discharged wastewater containing the now-banned pesticide into Los Angeles sewers that emptied into the Pacific Ocean off White Point on the Palos Verdes Shelf (PVS). Since 2003, the Fish Contamination Education Collaborative (FCEC), a public outreach program of the EPA, has been working to protect the most vulnerable populations in Southern California from the health risks of consuming DDT contaminated fish off the Palos Verdes Shelf.
Through outreach to affected communities, anglers and businesses, FCEC provides education on the dangers of consuming contaminated fish, as well as recommended portioning and preparation guidelines. EPA is currently evaluating how to best address the pollution, focusing mainly on the areas of highest contamination.
MAP OF THE POLLUTION: http://www.epa.gov/SoCal/images/palos-verdes-l.gif
* Fish Contamination Education Collaborative (FCEC)
* Cleaning up the Palos Verdes Shelf
* Site Update, February 2008 (PDF) (8 pp, 3.2M)
* Fact Sheet, June 2008 (PDF) (2 pp, 883K)
* Cruise Deployment Report 2007-2008 (PDF) (15 pp, 559K)
Case: Montrose/PV Shelf, CA
Date of incident: Late 1940s to early 1970s; litigation was initiated in 1990.
Location: The marine environment of the Southern California Bight, including the Channel Islands (see figure).
* National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
* U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
* National Park Service
* California Department of Fish and Game Linking to a non-federal government web site.This link does not imply endorsement.
* California State Lands Commission Linking to a non-federal government web site.This link does not imply endorsement.
* California Department of Parks and Recreation Linking to a non-federal government web site.This link does not imply endorsement.
Case status: Case settled. In restoration.
Overview: From the late 1940s to the early 1970s, millions of pounds of DDTs and PCBs were discharged into ocean waters off the Southern California coast. Almost all of the DDTs originated from the Montrose Chemical Corporation's manufacturing plant in Torrance, California, and were discharged into the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts' (LACSD) wastewater collection system. The DDT-contaminated wastewater was discharged for years through the wastewater outfall into the Pacific Ocean off White Point, in a submarine area known as the Palos Verdes Shelf. Montrose also dumped hundreds of tons of DDT-contaminated waste into the ocean near Santa Catalina Island. Additionally, large quantities of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) from numerous sources throughout the Los Angeles basin were also released into ocean waters through the LACSD's wastewater outfall on the Palos Verdes Shelf.
In 1992 and 1993, surveys by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) found that more than 100 metric tons (110 U.S. tons) of DDTs and 10 metric tons (11 U.S. tons) of PCBs remained in the sediments at the ocean bottom of the Palos Verdes Shelf. The highest concentrations of DDTs and PCBs were near the mouth of the White Point wastewater outfall, at depths of 40 to 80 meters (130 to 260 feet). Subsequent surveys by the Southern California Bight Pilot Project showed that elevated concentrations of DDTs and PCBs in bottom sediments extended from the Palos Verdes Shelf into Santa Monica Bay (see figure).
U.S. EPA Ecological Risk Assessment for the Palos Verdes Shelf, December 2003 (EPA)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ecological Risk Assessment
for the Palos Verdes Shelf, December 2003 (EPA)
In 1990, the U.S. government and the state of California filed a lawsuit under the federal Superfund law alleging that a number of defendants were responsible for releasing DDTs, PCBs, and other hazardous substances into the environment. The lawsuit charged that DDTs and PCBs injured natural resources, including fish and wildlife that live in and around coastal waters in Southern California.
Numerous independent studies have shown that DDTs and PCBs still contaminate marine life and birds in Southern California and continue to harm these natural resources and the services they provide.
The final consent decree settling this lawsuit was entered into on March 15, 2001. The natural resource trustees have formed the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program (MSRP) to plan and conduct restoration of injured resources and lost services. Because DDTs and PCBs persist in the marine environment at levels that continue to cause injuries, MSRP has been conducting "data gap" studies to gather information on fish contamination, fishing practices, and the potential for bald eagle and peregrine falcon restoration in the Channel Islands.
The MSRP Restoration Plan and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) describes the trustees' preferred course of action to address the restoration of the natural resources.
High levels of toxins continue to flow in local waters
By Rebecca Villaneda, Peninsula News
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:07 AM PDT
An Environmental Protection Agency-sponsored open house scheduled for Saturday, March 28 plans to educate the public on the health risks of eating certain fish that live in Peninsula waters.
High levels of the pesticide, DDT, and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, contaminate the Palos Verdes Shelf. Above are the hot spots that the Environmental Protection Agency is educating the public about during an open house this Saturday, March 28 at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Library in San Pedro, from noon to 4 p.m.
The event will be held at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Library in San Pedro from noon to 4 p.m.
EPA representatives will be on hand to talk about the white croaker, the fish possessing the most levels of the pesticide DDT. Another highly contaminated fish is the barred sand bass.
“I think the persistence and pervasiveness of pollutants surprise people. We are living today with the consequences of actions that occurred decades ago,” said Carmen White, remedial project manager of the Palos Verdes Shelf Superfund site — a locale on the National Priority List of the nation’s largest and most complex legacy toxic waste sites.
“DDT and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) were banned in the 1970s, but they still can be found in our environment and, unfortunately, in much of our food.
“I want people to be aware of the hazards of eating white croaker from the Palos Verdes area, but not overreact and stop eating all fish,” she added.
The high levels of DDT and PCBs in local water are attributed to Montrose Chemical Corp. that was located in Torrance. The pesticide-making company dumped 100 tons of the industrial waste in Los Angeles County sewer systems between 1940 and 1970.
PCBs, which were dumped by other companies, are common industrial chemicals that were used as a form of insulation for electrical equipment, according to Roberta Blank, supervisor and section chief of the Superfund Division.
About 11 tons of the waste poured into the local sewer system and ultimately flowed out of the outfall pipes located off White Point in San Pedro, according to www.pvsfish.org.
The white croaker, a bottom-feeding fish, eats the toxic sediments that tend to flourish in its fatty tissues.
White and Blank suggest to eat only the fillet.
While someone needs to eat large quantities for a long period of time, over-consumption can lead to cancer or liver disease.
And for expecting mothers it poses a danger to the development of a baby, including problems with motor skills, White said.
“DDT affects the nervous system. People who accidentally swallowed large amounts of DDT became excitable and had tremors and seizures,” she said. “These effects went away after the exposure stopped. The quantities people are exposed to through fish are too small to have these dramatic effects, but these studies indicate DDT is harmful to the nervous system.”
A settlement between Montrose, other polluters and the EPA, which came to $128 million, created the Montrose Settlement Restoration Program comprised of six federal and state agencies that have jurisdiction of taking care of the marine resources, Blank said.
“It’s given us money to study and come up with a clean-up remedy for the site and do an intensive amount of outreach and education,” she said.
In addition, the Fish Contamination Education Collaborative, or FCEC, was created in 2003. The FCEC is a public outreach program under the EPA, targeting communities, such as the Vietnamese, Chinese and Latinos because those cultures tend to cook and eat the entire fish.
With the layer of toxins floating about 200 feet deep, it lessens exposure to the human body, leaving the dangers solely in fish consumption.
The pollutants also affected the brown pelican and the bald eagle, which both are currently in a recovery period, according to White.
“What we’re looking at is a combination of capping — putting clean material on top of the deposit and watching the natural recovery that is occurring,” White said.
Optimal “clean materials” would be a combination of sand and silt, she said.
“It’s a very complex scientific endeavor to study. We study the current, the waves, the way the sediment would move based on currents, waves and storms,” Blank said.
In about a month, the EPA will issue proposed clean-up solutions for the site, which the public is invited to.
“This is just what we’re thinking, but we want to hear from the public and incorporate those comments and suggestions in our final decision,” White said. “[We want the public to] learn about the ongoing restoration work, to realize everyone can have a role in protecting the environment and protecting their family from pollutants and we hope families have fun at the event — learning can be fun.”
Games, educational and historical information, and interactive displays will be on hand this Saturday at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Library in San Pedro. For more information about the open house and the Palos Verdes Shelf, visit Welcome - FCEC Fish Contamination Education Collaborative.
MONTROSE CHEMICAL CORPORATION OF CALIFORNIA, Petitioner, vs.THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Respondent; CANADIAN UNIVERSAL INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., et al., Real Parties in Interest.
Case No. S024390.
Supreme Court of California
November 22, 1993, Decided